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11th Aug '17 8:58:39 PM jormis29
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** Both ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry]]'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' provide the player character with firecrackers, which can be used to distract guards or, in the latter case, draw enemy assassins out of hiding.

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** Both ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry]]'' ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedFreedomCry'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue'' provide the player character with firecrackers, which can be used to distract guards or, in the latter case, draw enemy assassins out of hiding.
4th Aug '17 4:23:50 AM TPercival
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** Earlier in the middle of the film, Alan tries to lure the Tyrannosaurus away from the kids - who were trapped in one of the cars that is attacked by the same dinosaur - with a torch flare. This almost works, [[WhatAnIdiot until Ian Malcolm intervenes with another flare]].
4th Aug '17 4:19:15 AM TPercival
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* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Tarzan has Terk and Tantor to dress as Jane and Archimedes Q. Porter respectively, just to have Kerchak to chase after them while Tarzan leads the real Jane Porter and her father, as well as Clayton to the gorillas' nesting grounds. This distraction later backfires when Terk and Tantor accidentally lead Kerchak back to the nesting grounds.
23rd Jul '17 3:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* A common urban legend for soldiers using the M1 Garand (the standard US service rifle in WW2 and the Korean War) was to keep one of the empty en bloc clips on them at all times. The Garand's self-loading mechanism would fire out the clip when the last round was used, which would make a very distinctive metallic "ping" noise. Supposedly, soldiers would throw empty clips to trick the enemy into thinking that their gun had run empty and encourage them to pop up out of cover. In reality, there's [[SubvertedTrope no evidence that this took place]] and it's unlikely that the ping could have been heard over the gunfire anyway (to say nothing of the risk of popping up because you heard one rifle go empty and facing an entire squad).

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* A common urban legend for soldiers using the M1 Garand (the standard US service rifle in WW2 [=WW2=] and the Korean War) was to keep one of the empty en bloc clips on them at all times. The Garand's self-loading mechanism would fire out the clip when the last round was used, which would make a very distinctive metallic "ping" noise. Supposedly, soldiers would throw empty clips to trick the enemy into thinking that their gun had run empty and encourage them to pop up out of cover. In reality, there's [[SubvertedTrope no evidence that this took place]] and it's unlikely that the ping could have been heard over the gunfire anyway (to say nothing of the risk of popping up because you heard one rifle go empty and facing an entire squad).
17th Jun '17 12:49:17 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies'': In "The Puppy and the Ring", Molly and Gil, who are making lemon slushies, get chased by an army of soldiers sent by the episode's BigBad. They climb up a tree, and Gil throws a lemon on the ground to distract the soldiers.
-->'''Commander''': What was that?\\
'''Soldier''': It sounded like a lemon, sir!
24th Mar '17 6:56:53 PM chitoryu12
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* A common ploy for soldiers using the M1 Garand was to keep one of the empty en bloc clips on them at all times. The Garand's self-loading mechanism would fire out the clip when the last round was used, which would make a very distinctive metallic "ping" noise if it struck a hard surface. The trick was to fire off a round and throw the clip away so it makes a nice rattle. The enemy then sticks his head out from behind cover cause he assumes you're out. Dead wrong.

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* A common ploy urban legend for soldiers using the M1 Garand (the standard US service rifle in WW2 and the Korean War) was to keep one of the empty en bloc clips on them at all times. The Garand's self-loading mechanism would fire out the clip when the last round was used, which would make a very distinctive metallic "ping" noise if it struck a hard surface. The noise. Supposedly, soldiers would throw empty clips to trick was to fire off a round and throw the clip away so it makes a nice rattle. The enemy then sticks his head into thinking that their gun had run empty and encourage them to pop up out from behind cover cause he assumes you're out. Dead wrong.of cover. In reality, there's [[SubvertedTrope no evidence that this took place]] and it's unlikely that the ping could have been heard over the gunfire anyway (to say nothing of the risk of popping up because you heard one rifle go empty and facing an entire squad).



* Todd Helton, hilariously enough, faked out Matt Carpener in this manner to tag the guy out. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5wGxsxjmy0 See for yourself.]]

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* Todd Helton, hilariously enough, faked out Matt Carpener Carpenter in this manner to tag the guy out. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5wGxsxjmy0 See for yourself.]]
11th Mar '17 3:04:29 PM nombretomado
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* Something similar happens in the comedy ''Film/{{Water 1985}}''. MichaelCaine's character sees a mercenary attaching limpet mines to the oil well, so he throws a bolt, then sneaks up behind the mercenary while he's pointing a gun in that direction and hooks a crane hook into his belt, lifting him into the air.

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* Something similar happens in the comedy ''Film/{{Water 1985}}''. MichaelCaine's Creator/MichaelCaine's character sees a mercenary attaching limpet mines to the oil well, so he throws a bolt, then sneaks up behind the mercenary while he's pointing a gun in that direction and hooks a crane hook into his belt, lifting him into the air.
3rd Feb '17 8:57:13 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* This is an option in the Tenchu games. Throwing bombs, or shuriken, or rice balls can distract guards letting you sneak past them, or [[StealthKill kill them]].

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* This is an option in the Tenchu games. Throwing bombs, or shuriken, or rice balls can distract guards letting you sneak past them, or [[StealthKill [[BackStab kill them]].
3rd Feb '17 8:56:23 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* This is an option in the Tenchu games. Throwing bombs, or shuriken, or rice balls can distract guards letting you sneak past them, or [[StealthKill kill them]].
3rd Feb '17 8:36:17 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the heroes distract a patrolling Beholder -- a creature covered in eyes -- with a thrown rock. Note, this might actually be plausable since the majority of beholders are insane.

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* ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the heroes distract a patrolling Beholder -- a creature covered in eyes -- with a thrown rock. Note, this might actually be plausable since the majority of beholders are insane.
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